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British Council (Pakistan) is offering an online training course ‘Teaching English E-Moderator Essentials Course’ beginning in January 2012.

The British Council (Pakistan) is offering an online training course ‘Teaching English E-Moderator Essentials Course’ beginning in January 2012.

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for educational and cultural relations.

Course Profile:

This course prepares experienced EFL teacher trainers to work as moderators of online courses. It is particularly aimed at developing capacity for the British Council to deliver online teacher training courses such as ‘Teaching English – TKT’, ‘Learning Technologies in the Classroom’ and ‘Teaching English – Primary Essentials within Pakistan.’

The course gives participants practical experience of a moderated online course. Participants will work individually and in groups to build their understanding, knowledge and practice of online moderation.

Participants are assessed throughout the course. This will help them, and the moderators, ascertain their progress in the course along with their suitability to deliver online courses on behalf of the British Council.

The course takes place over eight weeks, with about four hours logged in each week per participant (i.e. 32 hours study time). Optional activities may extend the number of hours that participants work on the course. All costs will be covered by the Council.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should have the following essential skills:
C1 level English: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured and detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Reliable internet connection and printer; good computer skills.
A solid and varied background of teaching and teacher training.
A commitment to deliver online training courses for the British Council in the future.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview (Lahore / Islamabad / Karachi) and be assessed on a short IT skills test in November / December 2011.

Selected candidates will need to sign a Letter of Agreement with British Council to work as moderators of online courses.

How to Apply

Send your CV along with a brief outline (200 words) of your teacher training experiences to Programmes.Project @ britishcouncil.org.pk latest by November 07, 2011.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. It works to ensure that people are not unjustifiably discriminated. Its guarantees an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

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